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Divine Chocolate questions Fairtrade cocoa sourcing program

Divine Chocolate says multinationals are escaping fuller Fairtrade commitments under the certification body’s new rules. But Fairtrade says its sourcing program is the only way to reach cocoa farmers at scale.

Cocoa Barometer 2015

Extreme poverty ignored in sustainable cocoa drive, say NGOs

Chocolate manufacturers have made great strides in cocoa sustainability, but are fixated on boosting productivity and can do far more to ensure cocoa farmers receive a living income, according to a report by NGOs.

Mars and Hershey settle Malteser spat ‘amicably’

Mars and Hershey have reached an out of court settlement in a Maltesers trademark case in the US.

Cémoi to open chocolate plant in ‘developing West African market’

French firm Cémoi will open a chocolate factory in Côte D’Ivoire, taking the rare step of producing chocolate in a cocoa origin country.

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

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Jelly Belly earmarks international growth opportunities
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Russian standby, Chinese gifting and EU impulse: Jelly Belly earmarks international priorities

Jelly Belly’s new international sales chief discusses expanding distribution in China, targeting impulse channels in Europe and...

Cocoa deficit for 2014/15, says ICCO

Cocoa back in deficit for 2014/15, predicts ICCO

The cocoa market is expected to revert to a deficit in the current cocoa year as dry...

Chocolate consumption falls in Switzerland

Strong franc fallout: Swiss chocolate consumption and domestic sales down

Swiss chocolate consumption has fallen in 2014 and domestic chocolate sales have been hit by rising competition...

Lycotec to resubmit L-tug cholesterol-lowering chocolate health claim

Lycotec to resubmit rejected EFSA health claim for 'cholesterol-lowering' chocolate

Biotec firm Lycotec will prepare another dossier to support claims its L-tug ingredient lowers cholesterol after EFSA...

3D chocolate molds add intricate detail: Lehrmitt Design Studios

The next dimension: Chocolate art possible with 3D-printed molds, says design firm

3D chocolate printing is not yet quick enough for industrial production, but chocolate molds created using the...

Unreal Candy relaunches in natural channels

Unreal Candy shifts from mass market to natural channels

Unreal Candy is back on US store shelves after a six month hiatus and the company now...

Hershey names CFO and Mondelēz picks North America head
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Hershey names CFO and Mondelēz picks North America head

Hershey has appointed Patricia A. Little as its new chief financial officer, while Mondelēz has named Roberto...

Mondelez closes Ireland gum plant and cuts chocolate jobs
Polish consolidation

200 layoffs: Mondelēz to streamline Irish choc plants and shut gumbase factory

Mondelēz International plans to close its Tallaght chewing gum ingredient factory and will restructure chocolate production in...

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